About Us

The DRTC was established in 1997 as a joint venture between the University of Alberta, Alberta Agriculture Food and Rural Development (AAFRD), and Alberta Milk. This union brings together the resources of all partners with the vision to be Canada's leading centre for excellence in dairy research, teaching, and technology transfer.


Our mission is to develop knowledge and technologies which ensure the growth and sustainability of the Canadian dairy industry. 

The primary objectives of the DRTC are to:

1) Conduct research with a focus on:

  • optimizing production efficiency and sustainability

  • enhancing the nutritional quality of milk and value-added processing

  • enriching and extracting milk components that are beneficial for human health

2) Maintain excellence in teaching dairy nutrition, digestive physiology, production management, and milk and dairy product processing

3) Transfer information and technology to stakeholders in the dairy industry 

General Inquiries

Fax: 780 492 8580

Dairy Research and Technology Centre
F-30 Edmonton Research Station
South Campus, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
T6H 2V5

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